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A Hybrid FDM-BIEM Approach for Earthquake Dynamic Rupture Simulation
N. Kame, H. Aochi

Last modified: 2013-05-06


There have been proposed many numerical methods to simulate dynamic shear
crack growth in an elastic medium, which is a model of earthquake faulting in
seismology. Such numerical studies began in the 1960’s and we are still seeking
more precise methods. The difficulty comes from the existence of discontinuity,
shear crack(s), in a continuum body. It always generates a kind of singularity that
is hard to evaluate numerically and spurious oscillations thus tend to occur in the

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